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Soccer-Ireland.com is an Irish football encyclopaedia. This site contains football club information including pitch directions, detailed maps, football club official contact details, and you can even check out the weather for match days.

The primary aim of the site is to serve the information needs of the Irish soccer community including footballers, club officials, referees, and football supporters of soccer clubs at all levels. At present most of the clubs listed are Dublin football teams however this website also includes a broader Irish soccer club directory listed by county. We are always looking for new additions so if you wish to have your club's details included please contact us today. There is also a list of all local authority Dublin football pitches that are used by a many clubs.

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Ireland's Next Match:
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This site also contains a detailed and comprehensive directory of Irish soccer leagues and organisations including the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) and soccer referee information. A recent addition is a section that lists all Irish international football results and Irish qualification campaigns from the very first Irish Free State match in 1924.

There are also sections dedicated to great Irish football players, Republic of Ireland football managers, Irish football history, the history of Irish playoff matches, and match results against the different nations that Ireland has faced down through the years. During this time any Irish players have crossed the Irish Sea to play for British clubs and there is an extensive section on players that have played for two English football giants. See Manchester United's Irish players & Liverpool's Irish players.


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Irish Soccer Statistics

Number of Full Internationals played by Ireland to date
512
Number of matches won by Ireland
202 (39.5%)
Number of matches lost by Ireland
172 (33.6%)
Number of matches drawn by Ireland
138 (26.9%)
Goals scored by Ireland
713
Goals conceded by Ireland
647
Biggest Irish football victory (16 Nov 1983 : Malta - Dalymount Park)
8-0
Biggest football loss by Ireland (27 May 1982 : Brazil - Uberlandia)
0-7
Highest score draw involving Ireland (25 Feb 1934 : Belgium - Dalymount Park)
4-4
Team played most often by Ireland - Spain
26
Team played most often by Ireland in competitive matches - Spain
15
Team played most often by Ireland in friendly matches - Poland
23
Most Capped Irish Soccer Players
Top Irish Goal Scorers
Player
Career
Goals
Caps
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Goals
Robbie Keane
1998 - present
62
133
Robbie Keane
133
62
Shay Given
1996 - 2012
0
125
Niall Quinn
91
21
Kevin Kilbane
1997 - 2011
8
110
Frank Stapleton
71
20
Steve Staunton
1988 - 2002
7
102
Don Givens
56
19
Damien Duff
John O'Shea
1998 - 2012
2001 - present
8
2
100
96
Tony Cascarino
88
19
Niall Quinn
1986 - 2002
21
91
John Aldridge
69
19
Tony Cascarino
1986 - 2000
19
88
Noel Cantwell
36
14
Paul McGrath
Packie Bonner
1985 - 1997
1981 - 1996
8
0
83
80
Gerry Daly
Kevin Doyle
48
57
13
13
Richard Dunne
Ray Houghton
2000 - present
1986 - 1998
8
6
80
73
Jimmy Dunne
Ian Harte
15
63
13
12

Republic of Ireland at Major Football Finals

To date the republic of Ireland senior team has qualified for five major finals. Here are links to a match-by-match account, and more, of the team's participation at each event.

Euro 1988 - World Cup 1990 - World Cup 1994 - World Cup 2002 - Euro 2012

Irish Soccer Clubs Listed by County

Football clubs listed by the counties of Ireland are linked in the table below. At the moment most of the soccer teams listed are based in the Dublin area however over time clubs from every county in Ireland will be listed in the Soccer Ireland football directory. In addition to clubs we also include the soccer leagues that administer and run Association Football on the island of Ireland. A directory of these football leagues is linked below also.

Irish Football Clubs by County

Antrim Football County Down Football Leitrim Football Roscommon Football
Armagh Football Dublin Football Limerick Football Sligo Football
Carlow Football Fermanagh Football Longford Football Tipperary Football
Cavan Football Galway Football Louth Football Tyrone Football
Clare Football Kerry Football Mayo Football Waterford Football
Co. Cork Football Kildare Football Meath Football Westmeath Football
Derry Football Kilkenny Football Monaghan Football Wexford Football
Donegal Football Laois Football Offaly Football Wicklow Football

Irish Soccer Club Website Directory

If a link is not active it means there are no soccer clubs for that county listed yet. Why not be the first football club from your county to list with the Soccer Ireland directory?

Dublin Soccer Clubs

Because there are so many football clubs in Dublin we have listed them alphabetically and by area. To find out if your favourite Dublin soccer club is listed please choose one of the links below.

 

There is also a section with links to a large number of Dublin soccer club websites.

Irish Soccer Leagues and Irish Soccer Organisations

There is an expanding section on the various football leagues and groups that organise and administer Irish soccer. At present the following leagues organisations are included in our directory.

Republic of Ireland International Qualifying Campaigns

Ireland has only qualified for the final stages of major soccer tournaments on just four occasions. The Euro 1988 Finals in Germany, the 1990 World Cup in Italy, the 1994 World Cup in USA, and the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea. Over the decades there have been many near misses and hard luck stories for the Irish. Here are the details of all of the Irish soccer qualifying campaigns.

Great Irish Footballers

We are also creating a section on great Irish soccer players that have represented the Republic of Ireland International and Northern Ireland football teams.

Women's Soccer in Ireland

Women's soccer in Ireland, along with the rest of the World, is growing rapidly. Across the globe it is estimated that the genders are rapidly approaching parity in terms of numbers playing the game. In Ireland this has been recognised by the FAI and the Women's Football Association of Ireland is being fully integrated at all levels into the main governing body. Learn more about Women's Soccer in Ireland.

Futsal in Ireland

Futsal is a form of indoor soccer that began in South America in the 1930's and is now played in many countries across the World. In recognition of this FIFA and UEFA have established international competitions to reflect this. The FAI has launched a strategic plan to foster Futsal as a complementary form of football within the overall game of soccer in Ireland. Read more about Futsal in Ireland.

Irish Football Grounds

The Lansdowne Road Stadium Development Company (LRSDC) - a joint venture between the FAI and the IRFU oversaw the completion of the first soccer stadium in Ireland to meet the criteria for a UEFA Elite Stadium. The Aviva Stadium was built upon the site of the original Lansdowne Road football ground and was completed in April 2010.

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